2022-2023 Season

Vocal and instrumental ensemble with international guests – L’Harmonie des saisons – led by directors Eric Milnes and Mélisande Corriveau is happy to present its 2022-2023 season.

Beyond the pleasure of listening, your attendance to these physical and virtual meetings contributes, both by purchasing tickets or by YOUR DONATION, to the pursuit of the ensemble’s activities while ensuring the vitality of our artistic endowment.


Vocal ensemble :
Denise Torre Ormeño, soprano
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, soprano
Nicholas Burns, alto
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Kerry Bursey, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
William Kraushaar, bass

REQUIEM : IN MEMORIAM
J. S. Bach and his predecessors

L’Harmonie des saisons
Eric Milnes, director

To celebrate All Saints’ Day, L’Harmonie des saisons will presents a wonderful program dedicated to the german baroque music of J.S. Bach and his predecessors. Works by Weckmann, J.C. Bach, Bernhard, the Actus Tragicus cantata of J.S. Bach and the Biber Requiem will be presented.

  • Saint-Dominique Church in Quebec City, Friday October 28th 2022, 7:30PM
  • Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, Saturday October 29th 2022, 2:00PM
Quebec city tickets
Abbey tickets

Vocal ensemble:
Ian Sabourin
Philippe Gagné
Kerry Bursey
Clayton Kennedy

McCARTNEY BAROQUE

L’Harmonie des saisons
Eric Milnes, director

Director and arranger Eric Milnes comes back to the Beatles Baroque project he created over 20 years ago in which he masterfully arranged some of the Beatles’ greatest hits for an ensemble of voices and baroque instruments.

In this updated version, Mr. Milnes adds four voices to what was initially a purely instrumental approach, and dives into Paul McCartney’s songs to honour his 80th birthday.

  • Fundraiser : Thursday November 17th 2022 in St-George Church, Granby, 7:30PM
  • Alphonse Desjardins Theatre in Repentigny (Aramusique) Friday November 18th 2022 , 8:00PM
Granby tickets
Repentigny Tickets

Soloists :
Denise Torre Ormeño, soprano
Nicholas Burns, alto
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Jeffrey Thompson, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
William Kraushaar, bass

THE MESSIAH : An oratorio by G.F. Haendel

Soloists, choir and period orchestra
Eric Milnes, director

In preparation for Christmas, our interpretation of this famous oratorio has become a yearly tradition. Come celebrate with us this 5th tour of MESSIAH: a masterpiece for the holidays!

  • Saint-Dominique Church, Quebec city, Thursday December 8th 2022, 7:30PM
  • St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, Friday December 9th 2022, 7:30 PM
  • Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, Saturday December 10th 2022, 2:00 PM
  • College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT, Sunday December 11th 2022, 4:00 PM
Quebec city tickets
ottawa tickets
Abbey Tickets
BURLINGTON TICKETS

Denise Torre Ormeño, soprano
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Grégoire Jeay, flutes and percussions
Mélisande Corriveau, recorder and viola da gamba
Felix Deak et Margaret Little, viola da gamba
Antoine Malette-Chénier, harp
David Jacques, guitars
Eric Milnes, harpsichord and organ

CAROLS FROM BOTH OLD AND NEW WORLDS

Radio-Canada, EuroRadio
Arrangements and direction Eric Milnes

This special program was conceived at the request of Radio-Canada, who selected our ensemble to represent Canada for an EuroRadio Christmas special which will be presented across european radios and their partners on December 18th 2022.

This concert will be recorded in front of a live audience at Église de la Visitation  (Montreal), in association with Radio-Canada and the Ahuntsic Maison de la Culture.

  • Église de la Visitation, Friday December 14th 2022, 7:30PM
TICKETS

Soloists:
Denise Torre Ormeño, soprano
Nicholas Burns, alto
Philpppe Gagné, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone

J. S. BACH CANTATAS

BWV 27 – BWV 155 and BWV 194

Soloists and orchestra playing on period instruments
Eric Milnes, Director

This program was requested by the Arte Musica foundation, who has been presenting all of Bach’s cantatas at the Bourgie Hall in Montreal for the last 7 years.

This will mark our second concert in this series, which brings us great joy!

  • Saturday February 25th, 2023 – More about this soon
  • The Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Sunday February 26th 2023, 2:30PM
Tickets february 25
Bourgie Hall Tickets

MEDITATIONS

Music for the Royal Chapel of Versailles

Vocal ensemble and viol consort “Les Voix humaines”

Numerous composers associated to Louis the 14th’s court have created pieces for Lent and Holy Week.

L’Harmonie des saisons will present a moving anthology of this vocal and instrumental repertoire in an out of the ordinary context.

  • Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, Saturday March 11th 2023, 2:00PM
  • Saint-Dominique Church, Quebec City, March 12th 2023, 4:00PM
Links for ticket sale will be available shortly

ASCENTION AND CELEBRATIONS!

Festive music for Ascention

More details about this event will be available shortly.
  • Saint-Dominique Church, Quebec City, Friday May 5th 2023 , 7:30PM
  • Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, Saturday May 6th 2023, 2:00PM
Links for ticket sale will be available shortly

Past Concerts

Antonio Vivaldi – Flamboyant concertos with guitarist David Jacques

L’Harmonie des saisons presents a festive program dedicated to the concertos of Vivaldi, in which guitar, violin, cello, viola d’amore, lute and recorder are first and foremost.

The concerto is and remains one of the greatest creations of music history. To oppose one or several soloists to a larger ensemble allows for dynamic play, contrat of colours, textures and timbres that con only enchant one’s ears. It was Vivaldi, even though he did not invent it, that instaured for good the three movement form, fast-slow-fast, soon adopted all over Europe.

  • Friday July 1st 2022, 7:30PM – Église St-Patrice, MAGOG

Cantatas of J S Bach
Series : Les grands rendez-vous sacrés
BWV 162, BWV 6, BWV 30

L’Harmonie des saisons
Eric Milnes, conductor
April, 23 2022, 2.30 pm
St-Patrice Church in MAGOG 
IN REPLACEMENT of the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

April, 24 2022, 2.30 pm
Hall Bourgie of the Fine Arts Museum of Montreal


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